Kobe Hanadokei (Flower clock)

This photo is a flower clock in Sannomiya, Kobe City.It is shaped like a small mountain, and various flowers are decorated on a circular dial.This flower clock was located near the Kobe City Hall, but recently moved to near a park called "Higashi Yuenchi".It is an elegant and beautiful flower clock that symbolizes Kobe !・This is the first design when this flower clock was installed in 1957....


Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens

Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens is one of the largest herb garden in Japan, located at a mountainous area, takes 10 minutes by a ropeway to access.The facility provides 12 herb gardens by the theme across the area in which 200 seasons flowers and herbs are blooming.In the gargen you can also relax at a restaurant that serves herbal tasted dishes and at a footbath of herbs while seeing the wide view of ...


Spring of Kobe Oji Zoo 2020

On April 4, 2020, after enjoying viewing of the cherry blossoms at Ashiyagawa, I took a train from Hankyu Railway Ashiyagawa Station to Oji koen Station to visit Kobe Oji Zoo.It is now becoming a customary to go to Oji Zoo with friends every spring!The cherry blossoms were almost in full bloom. We were able to see beautiful cherry blossoms in a clear and mild climate !In addition, it was very ha...


Cafe & Gallery, Maya Station

On 20th March 2020, I visited a cafe & gallery located in Nada-ward Kobe city, to see a solo exhibition of paintings opened by a friend of mine.The café is situated about a 7-minute walk east of Oji-Koen station of Hankyu Railway or a 10-minute walk north of Maya station of JR West Kobe Line.I used JR Line to go to the cafe from Maya Station.An attached photo is the cafe I visited this time, calle...


Kin no Yu / Gin no Yu (Arima Onsen)

"Kin no Yu" (Golden Bath) is a municipal hot-spring facility in the famous hot spring town "Arima Onsen" located at north part of Kobe. You can enjoy soaking your body into its unique hot spring water by paying 650 yen.The hot spring water contains a lot of iron and salt, so the colour always shows reddish brown due to exposure to air.Kin no Yu has also a facility called “Ashiyu” in which you can ...